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  1. Solving the pace of play problem

    Buster Olney

    Angel Hernandez, the veteran umpire who worked home plate for the game between the Yankees and the Red Sox on Tuesday night, is not known among players for having a warm and fuzzy personality. Marcus Thames raised his hand to ask for a timeout in his...

    Blog | April 07, 2010
  2. MLB -- Buster Olney: MLB wants to speed the games, but consistenc...

    Buster Olney

    It's fine if MLB wants to pick up the speed of games -- fans aren't as turned off by 2-1 games as they are by the 3-hour, 20-minute version -- but the league better be consistent. If umpires aren't addressing pace consistently, it'll just create problems.

    Blog | Conversation | April 07, 2010
  3. Posada's glove already a question

    Buster Olney

    Damaso Marte kept his composure after the tiebreaking run was scored in the Yankees-Red Sox season opener. He had meant to throw a fastball low and away, but the pitch got away from him a bit, drifting back high and over the plate. Yankees catcher Jo...

    Blog | April 05, 2010
  4. MLB -- Buster Olney: It didn't take long for Jorge Posada's defen...

    Buster Olney

    It was a question mark last season -- one the Yankees managed to deal with to the tune of a World Series title -- but Jorge Posada's glove hasn't been gilded since November, and Joe Girardi will have to consider what to do once more in 2010.

    Blog | Conversation | April 05, 2010
  5. Mike Leake takes the fifth

    Buster Olney

    Mike Leake was summoned into a meeting with Reds general manager Walt Jocketty, manager Dusty Baker and pitching coach Bryan Price, and in keeping with the proper chain of command, it was Price who delivered the news. "We've got good news," Pric...

    Blog | April 04, 2010
  6. MLB -- Buster Olney: Mike Leake had the chance to be a one or a f...

    Buster Olney

    Mike Leake hasn't really played any minor league baseball, and from all indications, he may never have to. That's because the young hurler out of Arizona State has been one of the big surprises of spring. Buster Olney goes through many storylines.

    Blog | Conversation | April 04, 2010
  7. Ten spring sensations

    Buster Olney

    Ten players who had great spring trainings, in no particular order: 1. Mike Leake, Cincinnati Reds: He was told Friday that he has made the Reds' season-opening rotation, and he will be the first player since Darren Dreifort in 1994 to pitch in...

    Blog | April 03, 2010
  8. MLB -- Buster Olney: Pitchers Mike Leake, Fausto Carmona and C.J....

    Buster Olney

    Pitchers Mike Leake, Fausto Carmona and C.J. Wilson are among the players who excelled this spring.

    Blog | Conversation | April 03, 2010
  9. The best position for Derek Jeter

    Buster Olney

    Whenever Yankees general manager Brian Cashman conferences with his staff to prepare the team's offer to shortstop Derek Jeter, one of the questions that undoubtedly will be asked is this: What position is Jeter going to play in his next contrac...

    Blog | April 02, 2010
  10. MLB -- Buster Olney: Ask a number of smart baseball people and, o...

    Buster Olney

    Derek Jeter's legacy is clear; his next position isn't. When you ask a variety of baseball front-office people, scouts and other experts, the answers range from left field to first base to shortstop to center. But here's another idea for his next stop.

    Blog | Conversation | April 02, 2010
  11. Jeter's next position is a serious debate

    Buster Olney

    Whenever Yankees general manager Brian Cashman conferences with his staff to prepare the team's offer to shortstop Derek Jeter, one of the questions that undoubtedly will be asked is this: What position is Jeter going to play in his next contrac...

    Blog | April 01, 2010
  12. For Stewart and Rox, diagnosis is good

    Buster Olney

    Ian Stewart, as a hitter, has been like the guy in Algebra class who knew the answers without working through the equations. Stewart got to where he needed to get to, and became one of the top power-hitting prospects in baseball. But what Stewart ha...

    Blog | April 01, 2010
  13. MLB -- Buster Olney: The Rockies are a team to beat, and for Ian ...

    Buster Olney

    Ian Stewart spent time this offseason learning how to diagnose his own issues, after a lifetime of just knowing he was good and hoping slumps would cure themselves. For the Rockies, the diagnosis is also clear -- the team is as deep as ever.

    Blog | Conversation | April 01, 2010